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Re: What controls perms on user displays?



Excellent!  Thanks!

On Fri, 2002-12-20 at 10:53, Dale wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 10:25:22AM -0500, Brian K. Jones wrote:
> > I su'd to root just a minute ago and ran 'make xconfig', and noticed
> > that root can just go ahead and pop up windows at will, and this would
> > seem to be a default configuration in Psyche.  
> > 
> > A friend running Slack reminded me that I used to have to go through
> > setting 'xhost' up to allow that (he still has to), but now I don't, and
> > I would just like to know why the default configuration is this way, and
> > what actually controls the default settings for things like this.  
> > 
> > Pointers to 'man' welcome, as I really wasn't sure where to look for
> > this info. 
> 
> Notice in /etc/pam.d/su the line that causes su to invoke pam_xauth:
> 
>     session    optional     /lib/security/pam_xauth.so
> 
> man pam_xauth
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